2021-22

 

16.7.22 - Games Report - 28th Congress, Leamington Spa, 8-10 July 2022

GM Danny Gormally, competitor at the recently held 4NCL 28th Congress at Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa, has published this detailed & honest annotated report of five games, played in the FIDE Open. Thank you Danny.


13.7.22 - Game Report - 28th Congress, Leamington Spa, 8-10 July 2022

GM Nigel Davies, competitor at the recently held 4NCL 28th Congress at Woodland Grange, Leamington Spa, has published this detailed annotated report of one of his games, played in round 1 of the FIDE Open. Thank you Nigel.


21.4.22 - Game Report - 2nd 4NCL Easter Congress, 15-18 April 2022

GM Danny Gormally, competitor at the recently held 2nd 4NCL Easter Congress at Mercure Daventry, has published this detailed and instructive annotated report of three games he played in rounds 1, 2 and 3 of the FIDE Open. Thank you Danny.


22.2.22 - Seconds stumble - but thirds thrive

Many thanks again to Peter Kitchen (Celtic Tigers) for another great pictorial report about their exploits during weekend 2 at the Holiday Inn Maidenhead/Windsor.


29.1.22 - Harrogate Congress, Jan 2022

Here's a great article by WFM Sarah Longson about her weekend at the recent 4NCL Harrogate Congress.


Guildford’s 25 Years in the 4NCL: Part III

Roger Emerson and Nigel Povah conclude their coverage of Guildford’s 4NCL adventures, which saw their team go an astonishing 85 matches without defeat

 

 

Following Wood Green’s retreat from the forefront of the 4NCL, Guildford’s strongest challenger looked likely to be Cheddleton, headed by David Howell and Jonathan Hawkins. Indeed, our meeting in February 2015 proved to be a tense affair, which ended as a narrow victory, 4½-3½. However, it could have been a catastrophic defeat as we had substantially worse positions on several boards.

 

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Guildford’s 25 Years in the 4NCL: Part II

Roger Emerson and Nigel Povah explain how Guildford continued to raise the bar

 

 

Taking over management from Nigel in November 2011, Roger brought in a number of new players, including grandmaster Romain Edouard (about whom more later), and several overseas titled players now living in or with close ties to England, including GM David Smerdon, IM Gediminas Sarakauskas, his wife Zivile and her sister IM Dagne Ciuksyte, who is now a mainstay of the England Women’s team.

 

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Guildford’s 25 Years in the 4NCL: Part I

Nigel Povah and Roger Emerson chronicle the rise of their 4NCL powerhouse team

 

 

In this series of articles we will cover the history of Guildford teams in Division One of the 4NCL over the past 25 years, from small beginnings to the powerful squad of the late teens of the 21st century. In many ways this growth has mirrored the expansion of the 4NCL itself into a large, successful and well managed organisation.

 

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20.12.21 - Adventures in a new jungle (1st team)

Detailed and upbeat report by Chris Skulte.

 

26.11.21 - Celtic Tigers 2 make a perfect start

A Comprehensive Report by Peter Kitchen.

2019-20

 

End of Online Season 1 Report

 

Many thanks to John Foley for his detailed account, with annotated games, about the various ChessPlus teams.

 

World chess champion’s firm gets on board to help Yorkshire team target title

Press release by Leon Watson.

 

Hull International Congress Game Report by GM Danny Gormally

Danny's detailed game report is here.

 

South Normanton, 23rd Congress Game Report by GM Keith Arkell

Keith's detailed game report is here.

 


 

2018-19

 

Telford, 22nd Congress Game Report by GM Keith Arkell

Keith's detailed game report is here.

 

ChessBase Report by André Schulz

Guildford 1 wins 4NCL

 

Guardian Report by Leonard Barden

Guildford extend unbeaten run to record 79 matches

 

Division 1 Reports by Jonathan Rogers

Detailed team by team report about 1c.
Detailed team by team report about 1d.

 

Stevenage Congress Report by GM Danny Gormally

A detailed two-game video report is here.

 

Celtic Tigers Newsletters by Chris Skulte

All available here https://www.celtictigers.club/newsletter  

 


 

2017-18

 

 

Round up reports by Rhys Cumming

Divisions 1 and 2, Weekend 5
Divisions 1 and 2, Weekend 4
Divisions 1 and 2, Weekend 2
Divisions 1 and 2, Weekend 1

 

 


 

2016-17

 

 

 

 


 

2015-16

 

 

Round up reports by Rhys Cumming

Weekend 5
Weekend 4

 

 

 

CHESS magazine - March 2016

60 Seconds with ... the ECF's new Chief Executive Mike Truran

4NCL Round-up of the first 3 rounds of the season

Download the 11-page PDF | View online | Replay games from the report

 

CHESS magazine - May 2016

Brutal Attacks the fourth weekend featured some crushing defeats.

The Finale - all the action from the final weekend.

More about CHESS magazine and how to subscribe.

 


 

2014-15

Rapidplay 2014

Team and Individual Rapidplay by John Saunders.

 

 

 


 

Malcolm Pein, Chess correspondent


 

 

2013-14

Rapidplay 2013

Daventry Court Hotel, 5th-6th October by John Saunders

 

 

 

 

All reports from the 2012/13 season are here.

 


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